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Anna Gulak with her drawing of Saint John Paul II on April 28, 2014.

Young artist's captivating work shows 'human face' of saints

Polish artist Anna Gulak has mesmerized pilgrims in Rome with a series of drawings on the recently-canonized John Paul II... Read more

Ana Christina Villa meeting with Saint John Paul II in 2004. Photo courtesy of Ana Christina Villa.

New saints lauded for pioneering dialogue on women

The newly-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII have drawn praise for sparking discussion within the Church on modern women... Read more

Julia Marie Desilets participates in the canonization Mass of John Paul II and John XXIII on April 27, 2014.

Candle-bearer holds prayers in her heart during canonization

One young woman's participation in today's canonization liturgy offered a special opportunity for intercessory prayer.  Read more

Polish pilgrims who ran to Rome for the April 27, 2014 canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII pause for lunch after the Mass.

Polish pilgrims run 1,200 miles to celebrate in Rome

A group of Polish friends decided to run the whole way to Rome to be present for the canonizations of... Read more

Kasia Kozba, 18, participates in Mass with the Knights of Columbus in Rome on April 26, 2014.

Polish youth in Rome: John Paul II is 'our pride'

Having traveled 20 hours for the canonization of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, Polish youth voiced their excitement... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope thanks Poland, Bergamo for gift of two great saints

In messages to both residents of Poland and Bergamo, Pope Francis conveyed his gratitude for Bl. John Paul II and... Read more

Bl. Pope John Paul II and Bl. Pope John XXIII.

Cardinal: dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II

The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of... Read more